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clean friendly place to visit and under bob's direction it became the most visited pier and total sales have grown to million dollars of dollars till today. bob bob's legacies to pier 39, fisherman's whof and to the city thank you bob.. >> for he is a jolly good fellow ... and nobody can deny," "... (applause). . so is anyone he will going
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to speak?.. >> go ahead susan. while you are completing all your hugs, susan reynolds again director of real estate. bob i want to wish you well in requirement, but don't be a stranger and thank you for all your support and everything that you have done including leaving pier 39 in very compatible hands capable hands and that is important if you are going to leave leave a good structure behind and he has done that and on behalf of real estate, i want to thank you four making our lives so much easier thank you very much. >> (applause). . >> good afternoon i'm joe from san francisco travel and i would like to add my commends about
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mob macintosh and what he has done for pier 39 and i'll not going to sing but offer to share sparkling wine with him after this ameliorating. bob has made pier 39 one of the main attractionings for san francisco. he has given to board and san francisco a better place to live and visit and we have had some great memories from working with bottom from hosting international powwow and to the improvement of the district and renovation of the mass cone knee they are and so on a behalf of the travel industry it's been a pleasure working bob he is a photographic guy we are glad he is not leaving town and bob thank you for everything.
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(applause). . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is keiven with the hotel counsel of san francisco and i wanted to speak and thank bob for quite a few thing but i'll make it brief when i start to work with the community benefit district on fisherman's whof and he was so conclusive to the point and said, we have an extra ticket to the luncheon would you be able to go and i was like absolutely because i wanted to try to meet more people and at types they asked them if i work for pier 39 because that was the ultimate complicate because visiblably everything you did did was to make sure that i was included and so you have done incredible things for pier threatening and
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fisherman's whof and the city and thank you for the work that you do. >> judge edwards senior property manager when i first came to the port at the same time that kevin did you took the time to take me under your winnings and create a partnering relationship and helped me three navigate some of the politics and got us off to the right direction and i'm so glad that you were there for me and so thank you and i wish you the best of luck in your score, i guess, the saim name of it and so we are looking forward to being the results of that i'm sure it will be fantastic. thank you. (applause). is there anyone else who would like too speak? well like everyone else when i first join the commission bob was one of the first people i went out to lunch with and we
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went out to lunch at pier 39 and the he told me all about pier 39 and fisherman's whof and i'm definite going to miss him and we have this wonderful plack that does not say enough about your contribution to the water front and it says macintosh welcoming 20 years of welcoming visitors near and far port of san francisco december 2012 ... (applause).
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. >> i'll like to make just a few comments. twenty-eight years went pretty fast. but, all of the people that i have worked with at the pier, at the port, they are the ones who have really made the job easy. and you know, all of the people at the pier you know, they did all of the work. i kind off steered the ship but they did the work so, i really give them all of the credit for the success of pier 39. there is no question about had a and i thank you very much. i'll -- i have great memories and i'll keep them and i appreciate this. thank you. (applause). . >> commissioners in a little bit of sad news we are and hope that we are going to be able
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today to adjourn in honor of search people we have loss in the last month, those include francis alwrote oh,-steve chu who died in his early 50 exps a port employee and john kellogg who lived well into retirement and both walter new man and steve injury regarddo of the by deans family who also passed away last week and so if i may asked those two to our adjournment i'll like to add those to our report and that concludes my report. >> is there any other public comment? item seven b informational update on jefferson street. >> ladies and gentlemen i would like to introduce john thomas the department of public
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words works the department public works and has taken this on together with a number of port staff that will be supporting him so if you would like to. >> good afternoon commissioners director moyer and as al, leaves i would acknowledge that i worked with him before and it's a coincidence we had worked together judge and for me to be here and so i'm here to provide with you a brief update on the jefferson project and judge snow the project extends from jounce street to hide along jefferson and includes complete replacement of the sidewalks sidewalks and road way and the sides will remain 15 feet and an all knew 19-foot sidewalk will be added to the north side of
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the street this will result in had a twin road way and park parking is eliminated within those limits. in terms of where we are the bids were opened on october third in the to proceed was granted to bell man landscape and construction on december third and construction is scheduled to begin on january second and expected to be completed by june of 2013 in time for the summer's america's cup racings. the first phase of construction will entail the removal the tractions on the north siteside of the street and then followed by repavings and once that is complete traffic will be moved to that section and then we will begin the nubbing construction for the any road way and sidewalkses and the probability also included one phase of the p g and gvment e
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replacement of the gas line and within the life of this project we will replace the water main entire the length the jones to hide and expending approximately one 80 feet beyond that to the west. again once completed traffic will move too to that side and the traffic will move on the south and then once we are completed on the south side and the road way ichs we will do dot final appropriation on the north side and is estimating complex by the end of may. i'm happy to take any questions you might have. >> thank you we do have public comment.
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taft guy: . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is taft sky and i have been a street artist since 1974 most artists like the jefferson street made into a policewoman 98 and the widened sidewalks provide space for our three by 4-foot booth and is we used to have more than five spaces on the street but due to construction we have only about 15 left. even though most artists don't work there due to lack of spaces available we circulated a pigs this last weekend and over 225 artists signed it requesting that these few spaces remain part of our program i sent you a copy of this possession last week. the petition reads for most of those years we have had handmaid
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wears between hide and jones street and the construction project will begins in 2013 ask will revitalize the area and open a new pedestrian mall and we feel we add to the colorful ambiance of however we feel fear father fear our space may be limit and had so we petition you to give us the same number of spaces we have had and we have yet to hear a definitive yes that we will clueinged in the plan. on the port commission website under seven goals of the water front use lan it states "economic access which reflects the divertsity of san
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francisco," also, "diversity of activity and people," this quite accurately defines who speed street artists are and lolls and visitors come to the whof because it's interesting and fun and a little unpredictable including artists and making it exiting and in some ways we are insertion ambassadors where to eat how to get to and buy this and that and so please keep street artists on jefferson street. thank you very much. >> thank you. john tuny. >> i'm the manager and the place populace ray over here across the street from the pier
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boardings and about this time last year, we were in -- speaking on behalf of the street artists to request that we be kept at jefferson on jefferson street when the construction work is done and even though, here at jefferson plaza, we were all in the same situation about this time last year when the occupied the encampment was across the street from all of the businesses all along the quart front and we you and -- we were at the front line of all of that and acting as a buffer to protecting a lot of business and is interests along the water front. and we would like for to you take that into consideration that you know, we not only park the colorful city in term of locally made art. , but also we were brothers and aunts at one time when then campment was there and to you
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know, like beggings and asking that you keep us in your good instead and keep us at jefferson when that renovation is complete. thank you. >> thank you. phillips and then debra king. thank you commissioners i'll be brief my name is steven phillips i'm a photographer and a street artist in san francisco and have been on transportation since 1970 and used to live in jefferson and mason and walked down to the agency 'em cafe before it was a pier 39 and sat in the lumbar i can't remember the regard and i recognize how much this city has changed since then and it has made it one of the most remarkable water fronts and it certainly was not back then and i believe the street
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artists add a tremendous amount of vitality to this city and i'm also happy to be asked and answered question and is we get a dozen of them each day and when i'm across the street i love "where is market street," where is the ferry building," i can't tell you how many times i have been asked that question and i'm alms happy to point them in the right direction. we make our own crafts and think that we represent something unique and different and something special to the tourists that visit this time and the people that live and work here and i would say that 70% of my customers live and work here in san francisco and so with that, i conclude and thank you for your consideration. >> debra king and then hal fan. rp.
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>> good afternoon commissioners it's nice to meet you all. i'm debra king and i have held a street artists life in san francisco for 36 years. it's a wonderful experience, it's color but it's also humanity which i think all of us can agree we need a little bit more of. i think we offer that beautifully, talk to go strange injuries who know nothing about san francisco, and they become acquainted with a native san franciscoian and people who were once strangers are now friends, they feel safe, they feel valid, and we do that we offer that service. one gal who was a former street artist she is now
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an international english teacher was ride thing the immuney home one day and they were recommend in thissing about their visit and it was their last day and they said that the highlight of their visit was their interaction with a street artist who made lace cam soles well that street artist was me, many year ago. but i feel honors because we teach touch the lives of people it's not just a commerce thing but it's a really personal interactive venture that we part take in and it's rewarding for the people that visit and for us as well. thank you. thank you. >> . cath thee and then larry rosenbellum. >> commissioners i don't know
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how i can talk the previous people -- can you please, talk into the mike otherwise you are not recorded. >> absolutely. we had an invitation by the port at the time to come back and visit us again and so i'm showing you some the beautiful things that my family and i have made over the last 40 years and i have had my license since 1974 and i have been fortunate enough to work with d p b and the port to revise it's jefferson street plan to include the beautiful stories of jefferson street and so like the trees of jefferson street and the street art ises we and in making everything else
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that i make and i always refer people to the ferry mark and tell them to pick up beautiful piece of foods and to go to the hotels and the mayor time museum and the restaurants restaurants and this is what i do on continuous basis for 40 years and i never get upset and i always ask answer the questionings as of if i have never been asked that question before and so i just want to tell you that as the i didn't think i can't think similar biological boll of life, i think i do not want you to forgot us, i want you to see what we make, i think that is important and i want to you to know what that what we do is a real asset and a lot of the art done in the early 70's is done by famous people. i have a couple of designers
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such as ralph lorn for instance and this art is collected by a lot of people and it's rare and usually or that epipock or the period of time in the early 70's when we were chased out like the sales and now we come back to celebrate the sales there is a sale sanctuary and now if you go on ebay and go on the ralph lorn stores you are going to find the belt that is my family made and they are going to be a thousand dollars and we have had a heritage here and have been here since 1974 and i look forward to working hand in glove with you to protect our environment and to add the to the port and as i
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was coming in here i saw all the signs of sustain ability and so i hope that we can look forward to another 40 years. >> thank you. oh, and one last thing -- i'm sorry your time's up. >> hi i'm larry and i'm the spirit of jefferson street past. i have not been in active street arts for about ten, 12 years but for ten years from 1999 to 2,000, i'll spent more time there than i did at home you can ask my x wife she'll confirm that. and the reason i went back there is because i was appreciated there and i think the whof needs a balance and the restaurants, the chain stores and the individual
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proprietorships but there was something about the human contact and street artists that people genuinely appreciated and i would make custom work for people and i went home evidence feel like i had human contact with people and showed them a taste of our city that they are not going to find in their hometown and gov a dog at this exact site at the moment but it's an institution that you have to support thank you. >> thank you is there any other public comment? come on up. my name is bryan hopper and i have been a street artist for 32 years and i have in my hand here, a series of names that i collected from the
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marchers at fisherman's whof preserving art who do i give it to? please give it to the commissioner secretary, amy. are there any other comments? commissioners? any comments or questions? i do want to thank everyone for speaking and as someone who grew up in berkeley our verse was telegraph street and i'll be coming forward and i think this is mooter of the diversity thatture tourists have to visit our city and i'll manage to get our staff to look at the different opportunities as you come forward and that you for speaking today. >> i'm wondering do you want to comment on what the plans
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are for the street artists and if we have taken that into consideration yet? . that would probably be a port staff answer but i can tell you that during construction as we take over the large section, i think it would be inconvenient and unsafe to have them there during the construction beyond that,that is a port jurisdiction issue that i don't know who -- susan reynolds director of real estate and i want to thank the art commission working with us and one of the things that we want to do is see what the sidewalk looks like when it's completed. and what whether there will be space for the
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artist and is also taking into consideration our tenants infants a cruets street and our street performers because that is another layer on this and so we are committed to working everybody to work all of this out in the end. so i just ask for everybody's patience and thank you. >> and this probability is schedule to be completed in june? so we look forward to coming back and giving us an up date or where the street artists are and we are also working with the c b d to also partner with us. >> great thank you. thank you. (applause) item 17 informational presentation on the mayor time commercial activity activities of blue and gold fleet almost lp and economic benefit of fiscal impact of bay expurges motor
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tours and fairy operations. >> while i'm setting up commissioners i want i'd like to note that this is in keeping with the request made by commissioner adams and mayor time monthly and so we chose blue and gold to represent our first foray looking at ferry service from a commuter and ex-occurs perspective. >> [spelling?] and thank you marketing manager maritime for the port of san francisco. and as related to this past october the question of the commissioner was to bring forth some of the great example of mayor time commerce and mayor time activities that are in the
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ports customer base and so we are beginning with blue and gold fleet who has been a 33 year tenants of the port. >> the port of san francisco manages one of the most diverse distant portfolios andmary time and businesses in normal america and strategically themary time business goes about organizing and dealing with this customer base is buy dividing it up into eight major categorize based on the operational similar later for each and this way we can pay attention to and provide the services and solutions who have the lime and the same needs and
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ensure the greater success at the port. among the eight divisions the way that we see the maritime operations for the port is cargo shipping still provides the materials and the cargoing goods that are the life and blood of our civilization, commercial if i can fishings and fish processing bring fresh food and good health to our tables and cruising and fishing provides entertainment and enjoyment for the passengers who board the ship and an attraction destinations around the world. ship ri pair employees hard working hen approximate woman who work on the ships and currently, we are employing at